The Story of Film: Fight the Power – Protest in Film

15 May
Location informationArc Cinema
Event costFree

This episode looks at 1980s cinema and examines how directors around the world used movies to protest and speak truth to those in power.

Mark Cousins considers the work of filmmakers from China (Chen Kaige, Zhang Yimou), Poland (Krzysztof Kieślowski), the US (David Lynch, Spike Lee), France (Luc Besson, Leos Carax), Spain (Pedro Almodóvar), the UK (Stephen Frears, Derek Jarman) and Canada (David Cronenberg, Denys Arcand).

About The Story of Film 

The Story of Film: An Odyssey is a British documentary film series about the history of cinema, presented in 15 x 1-hour chapters. Adapted from his book, Northern Irish critic and filmmaker Mark Cousins narrates with infectious passion, selecting original film clips best seen on the big screen.  

Each month, we screen one episode from the series, accompanied by some of the films he analyses. Whether you think you know it all, or want to learn more, The Story of Film: An Odyssey is a journey for everyone who loves cinema!  

'It's wildly ambitious, often extremely good, occasionally maddening, and always stimulating’ – Boston Globe 

‘One of the most staggeringly comprehensive cinematic histories ever told’ – Ultra Culture  



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